# What is the value of 9682 when rounded to three significant figures?

Aug 26, 2016

$\textcolor{red}{968} 0$ has 3 significant figures.

#### Explanation:

The size of the number stays the same, but it is not as accurate.

3 significant figures means 3 non-zero digits (unless the 0 is between two other digits)
All these numbers are very close to 10,000.

$\textcolor{red}{9682}$ has 4 significant figures.

$\textcolor{red}{968} 0$ has 3 significant figures.

$\textcolor{red}{97} 00$ has 2 significant figures.

$\textcolor{red}{1} 0 , 000$ has 1 significant figure.
( In 9682 the 6 rounds the 9 up to 10)